Green Production Attributes and Its Impact in Company’s Sustainability

  • José Roberto Mendoza-FongEmail author
  • Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz
  • Humberto de Jesús Ochoa-Domínguez
  • Guillermo Cortes-Robles
Part of the Management and Industrial Engineering book series (MINEN)


The process of selection of a supplier plays a fundamental role in the supply chain. With the emergence of the so-called green attributes this process has become more complicated. Besides, it is unknown if the attributes have an impact on the performance of the company. This chapter presents a structural equation model using four latent variables: green policy attributes, green attributes preproduction, green attributes in production processes, and green attributes postproduction to determine the dependence among them. The relationships define six hypotheses. To validate the model, a sample of 253 interviews to managers of firms located in Mexico was taken. To reduce dimensionality the partial least squares (PLS) method was used. The results indicate that there is a direct and positive impact among the variables analyzed. However, the most significant is the relationship between the green policy and the green attributes preproduction.


Supply chain Green attributes Structural equation model Green supply chain Green supplier selection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Roberto Mendoza-Fong
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz
    • 1
  • Humberto de Jesús Ochoa-Domínguez
    • 1
  • Guillermo Cortes-Robles
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad JuárezJuárez, ChihuahuaMexico
  2. 2.Instituto Tecnológico de OrizabaOrizabaMexico

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